Cherry Class (Year 1/2)

Welcome back to Cherry Class! Our topic this half term is Rainforests.

Miss Dotchin is your teacher and Mrs Milburn is your teaching assistant. Mrs Hathaway will be teaching you P.E. and Mrs Pilkington will be teaching you Music on Tuesday morning when you work together in your cohorts of Y1 and Y2

As you know reading is so important and we all love reading in school. We would love it if you could support your child in this and listen to them read each night (even two pages if time is an issue)! This helps the children immeasurably in their day to day school work, their communication and comprehension of the world around them. Thank you in advance for your cooperation in this.

We will be looking at the story of the story of ‘Taking Flight, which is a short film and we will do character descriptions and reading and writing based on this. They will be consolidating their use of capital letters, full stops and finger spaces, as well as learning about joining sentences, using adjectives and different sentence types, such as commands, questions and statements. They will also be learning about the features of a non-fiction text and looking at how to write an information text about the rainforest and it’s animals.

In Maths we will be looking at our 2, 5 and 10 times table. We will be learning about multiplication and the reverse operation of division. We will be looking at addition and subtraction in relation to measurement and problem solving. We will also be learning about time, in particular, o’ clock and half past as well as learning about position and direction thinking about the language of clockwise/anticlockwise, quarter/half/whole turns and so on.

In Science we will be looking at global and local habitats, we will look at how animals and plants adapt to their habitat. We will do a fair test on the best place for plants to grow and we will learn about the different parts of a plant.

In R.E. we will be learning about Holy Week and the importance of the week leading up to Easter.

In Computing we are developing our skills using sound on the computer by developing our music making skills.

In Geography we will learn about rainforests around the world and be able to locate them on a world map. We will compare to ourainforests to our local habitats in Halton. We will think about the climate in these locations and look at indigenous people and their lifestyle.

In PSHE we are learning about caring for the environment. We will look at the different school environments in detail and think about how we can make them better and keep them at their best.

In P.E. we will be doing games skills with Mrs Hathaway.

In Art we will look at the work of Henri Rousseau, in particular ‘Tiger in a Tropical Storm, in keeping with our rainforest topic. We will use printing and collage to recreate our own piece of Rousseau work.

In French we will continue to learn numbers 15-20.